Steven Diez surprises Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-1 6-3 in the semifinal in Ningboo Challenger on Saturday after playing a good match to come up against Yasutaka Uchiyama in the final.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Diez was too strong to concede just 1 game before breaking Davidovich Fokina 3 times and win the set 6-1.

Alejandro lost the 7th game (6-1) when he was 40-0 up.

Alejandro was completely knocked out in the last 6 games of the set (from 0-1 to 6-1).

2nd set.

Diez started the set in the best possible way after breaking Davidovich Fokina in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Nonetheless, that wasn’t sufficient for the Canadian to win the set since the Spaniard succeeded in breaking back in the 5th (2-3) game. Diez kept his focus to break the Spaniard in the 8th (5-3) game before winning the set (6-3).

1st
Diez
Fokina
6-1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1
2nd
Diez
Fokina
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
3
2
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Diez scored 58 points vs. Davidovich Fokina’s 40 points.

The Canadian served extremely well to win 79% of the points (19/24) behind his first serve, and he won 53% points (10/19) on his second serve. Diez was pretty effective in converting 63% of the break points that he procured (5/8). On the other side, Davidovich Fokina was well focused in converting 50% of the break points that he procured points (1/2). Notwithstanding, that was not enough to win the match.

After this encounter, the head to head between Diez and Davidovich Fokina is 1-1.

Next Match: Steven Diez vs. Yasutaka Uchiyama – stats

Diez will play Uchiyama in the final.

There is no head to head record between Steven Diez and Yasutaka Uchiyama since this will be the first time that they will face off in the main tour.

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